Springfield has two Chick-fil-A restaurants. One on south Glenstone and the other in the Battlefield Mall. For years the Christian community in Springfield have looked up to Dan Cathy for running his business in a way that represents his Christian faith. From the controversy when the mall ownership tried to force his Springfield store to open on Sundays when Missouri’s Blue-Law was repealed.
Controversial situations are not new in the Ozarks. The latest heat that Dan is taking over his stance on Gay marriage is nothing new to Springfield Christians. When the topic comes up here, you are more likely to find a majority who oppose gay marriage than being in favor.
A Facebook post this evening stated that the south Glenstone store was packed tonight. Stop and think about this. It is Tuesday evening. Tuesday is a day that has traditionally been slow for fast food restaurants in this area. This is the night that children eat free at some locations and others give discounts or use promotions to get people in.
If Springfield is an indication, Cathy’s Christian customers will support his stance. Don’t believe for a moment that being politically correct on this issue is accepted everywhere in this country. While some Christians may support marriage for same sex couples, in areas like southwest Missouri, many evangelical Christians believe in a Biblical mandate for marriage being between one man and one woman.
Our churches still band together to stop alcohol being served in public parks. We have had Christians protest and boycott plays that were blatantly homosexual. While Springfield Christians are not homophobes, they are not going to allow anyone to tell them they have to accept lifestyles that God openly opposes.
Support the company on August 1st, Chick Fil-A Appreciation Day, as developed by Mike Huckabee. Also make note of those that are supporting the Christian world view and the companies, individuals and politicians that defy their own call for tolerance when it comes to those who oppose the gay lifestyle.
Jesus teaches to accept everyone, even those who are openly sinful. He does not tell us to accept sin, but to love sinners, because His followers are also sinners. Thank you Dan Cathy, for reminding all believers to stand for what we believe. Even if others will disagree and try to hurt us financially.